Wednesday, December 24, 2014

IS Militants Shoot Down Jordanian Coalition Pilot; Post Images Holding His Neck, Might Behead Him

A Jordanian pilot was captured by militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), after his warplane crashed today (December 24, 2014) while on a bombing run over Syria -- the first such incident since a U.S.-led coalition began airstrikes against the militant group last summer -- the Washington Post website reports.

The IS militants claimed to have shot down the F-16 fighter plane with an antiaircraft missile.

The Islamic State posted images on social media sites of the man being pulled from a body of water and held by his neck while surrounded by masked militants.

The fate of the captured pilot is uncertain at this time, although it is possible that the IS militants might behead him, as they have already done with several other prisoners, including three American and two British prisoners.

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